Bronx man arrested for bail scam
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Richard L. Mazzone
Troop K Commander
On July 23, 2019, the victims received a phone call from a scam artist stating their grandson needed to be bailed out of jail. The subject claiming to represent their grandson demanded $5,000 in U.S. currency to which the victims agreed to pay in cash.
After paying this fraudulent bail the scam artist demanded another $10,000. The victims then became suspicious, and contacted the State Police. An investigation determined Antonetti drove from New York City to the victim’s residence and stole the $5,000 in U.S. currency.
Antonetti was arraigned before the town of Claverack Court, and remanded by the Honorable Judge Brandon to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 secure bond. Antonetti was next scheduled to appear before the town of Chatham Court on July 29, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.